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bouazzaoui
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using exchange server

Hi,
I have a desktop running Redhat 9 for test into the company and I'm asking If I can use it to check my mails through our local Exchange server?
is there any client I should install? is it free?
thanks for your help!
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Jerome Henry
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Re: using exchange server

Lucky one !

You run RH9, that is to say that you have a super tool, called ximian evolution, that looks much like MS outlook. You can access it by the little enveloppe on the left bottom of your screen, or by redhat / Internet /evolution email.

Then just add a new account as you would do on outlook.

More details available at :

www.ximian.com/products/datasheets/connector.pdf

J
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bouazzaoui
Frequent Advisor

Re: using exchange server

thanks but how can I configure it in order to get connected to our local exchange server?
what kind of type of server should I use when I try to configure Evolution account editor? (POP IMAP maildir format...?)
where could I put the name of the server?
thank you again!
Steven E. Protter
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Re: using exchange server

Exchange itself ships with a web based client that will work with any browser shipped with Red Hat.

All you need to do is find out if your exhchange admin has it running.

Most admins do run it, in spite of the fact that its based on IIS web server. Quite leaky on the security side.


So in essence, you really don't NEED a client.

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Jerome Henry
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Re: using exchange server

Read the link on my former post ! You need an add-on to download, called ximian connector, and you'll find your way easily !

hth

J
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Balaji N
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Re: using exchange server

hi
by default, Exchange uses MAPI. if that is the only way of mail exchange, then u need
http://www.ximian.com/products/connector/

if ur Exchange server supports POP3 or IMAP, u can configure any client which supports these protocols. to check this do this

telnet exchangeserver 110

if u get connected, then ur server is running POP3.

telnet exchangeserver 143

if u get connected, then ur server is running IMAP.

then u can configure ur client for the same. If u are switching from windows, then checkout Ximian Evolution. This provides a M$ look and feel.

i have never tried this but would suggest u to check this
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/thunderbird/release-notes.html

this is from the mozilla and my experience with Mozilla firebird somehow tells that this will be a good try. (never tried it myself)


-balaji

and this link below says that Novell has acquired Ximian. :-) or should it be :-(
http://linuxtoday.com/it_management/2003080402026NWBZ
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bouazzaoui
Frequent Advisor

Re: using exchange server

it works with POP server!

thanks a lot all.
a last question And i'll kick out my laptop running windows$:

can I have access to the Global Adress List of Exchange ?
Please tell me how, I'm really excited with this experience!

thanks a lot guys!
Balaji N
Honored Contributor

Re: using exchange server

not directly. do they have a ldap server running. if yes, then possible.

-balaji
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